Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Chilli Marinated Onions

I figured that pretty much everyone is posting their Holiday recipes that I should do something, well.... different.

It's not that I don't like all the "traditional" holiday foods, it's just that I usually take the road less travelled.

Ok, here we go:

Dave's Own Chilli Marinated Onions

What you need:

1 large onion (white or brown)
1 tbsp dried chilli flakes (or more)
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 tsp dried tarragon

What you due:

Thin slice the onion as thin as you can. If you use a food processer it only takes 10 secs. Mix everything else in a bowl and whisk the heck out of it for 15 to 20 secs. Toss in the onion slices and stir so that all the onion is covered.

Let it sit for 2 to 3 hours.

Then, remove the onion from the marinade and fry it in a wok for a minute or two. You want the onion to just START to turn translucent, but still be crunchy. Remove from heat, let cool.

Put the semi-fried onion back in the marinade for a few more hours.

Use as needed! I find it's good with kalamata olives, as an addition to a salad, or just eating by itself (kinda like kimchi in that respect).

Use more or less chilli flakes depending on your heat tolerance.

Oh, almost forgot: Don't eat lots of this if you plan on snuggling with your wife or hubby that night... Just sayin'.

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